`Hairspray’ star is just along for the ride

first_imgMills: `I’ve been close to suicide’ People really need to lay off Heather Mills. The estranged wife of Paul McCartney has always been pretty stoic despite being one of the most unpopular women in Britain. But she shed tears on British television Wednesday while talking about alleged death threats. And she admitted she has been so pushed to the edge that she has considered suicide. “We’ve had death threats, I’ve been close to suicide. I’m so upset about this,” Mills said on an ITV television morning show. “I’ve had worse press than a pedophile or a murderer, and I’ve done nothing but charity for 20 years.” Mills, who was a popular contestant on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” last spring, is still negotiating a financial settlement in her divorce from McCartney, with whom she has 3-year-old daughter, Beatrice. “They make up such lies,” she said through tears. “They’ve called me a whore, a gold digger, a fantasist, a liar – the most unbelievably hurtful things – and I’ve stayed quiet for my daughter.” Paparazzi passing on the Beckhams? For a while it looked like David and Victoria Beckham had taken over Britney Spears’ crown as No. 1 L.A. paparazzi target. But Victoria, who will guest on tonight’s episode of “Ugly Betty,” says on today’s Ellen DeGeneres Show that the photogs seem to be over them. “When we first got here, it was really intense. There was tons of press every single day. “And then they kind of figured out that actually we’re quite boring and Britney’s far more interesting, and so they go to her house. “We’re not out at nightclubs every night. We’re a bit boring for them, I think.” Maybe Posh and Beckham should visit the Taco Bell more often, or get involved in some big custody case. That’ll get the photogs back on their trail! Seymour sickened, rushed to hospital Poor Jane Seymour. The beautiful star, who has wowed and inspired us on “Dancing With the Stars” this fall, had to be rushed to the hospital by ambulance Tuesday night and treated for food poisoning, according to ET.com. This explains the Emmy winner’s absence from this week’s results show, which saw Sabrina Bryan shockingly eliminated. So Jane survived to dance another week and resumed rehearsals Wednesday. She’s a trouper! For an expanded version of the Nikki Blonsky item and additional celebrity news, go to Greg Hernandez’s Hollywood Joe blog at blogs.dailynews.com/hollywoodjoe greg.hernandez@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Her spirited performance in “Hairpsray” has won raves and she already has completed a role in the film “Harold.” “I’m just honored that I’m getting to make movies and that I’m a working actress,” she says. “That’s all that’s important to me. “The fame is fun, but at the end of the day, the fact that I’m working and supporting myself and, hopefully my family someday, that’s all that matters to me.” So, I had to know: Does she ever just want to jump onto a garbage truck – the way she did in “Hairspray” – and just belt out a tune as she rides down the street? “Absolutely! I’m gonna go to the fire department next, I’m gonna sing on the tow truck. Wherever. I’m gonna hit every truck in town!” Nikki Blonsky is a movie star, but it seems like maybe she hasn’t been told yet. The talented “Hairspray” star, who turns 19 next week, is one of the most unassuming and friendly actresses I’ve ever encountered, and her talent should take her far in films. But to go from unknown high school student to singing and dancing on the big screen opposite the likes of John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Christopher Walken is enough to make anybody’s head spin. “It’s really interesting to me,” Nikki told me when we chatted at last week’s Hollywood Film Festival. “I feel like I’m just kind of watching myself do it from across the street. It’s a very surreal experience, but it’s wonderful.” last_img

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